Life can be very simple or incredibly complicated; one minute it can be gloriously happy, the next unbearably sad. And the best quotes about life have the power to inspire and motivate you, or funny quotes about life can make you smile and laugh.
So please enjoy browsing our collection of the best life quotes.
Quotes About Life
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~ Martin Luther King
In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
~ Arnold H. Glasgow
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
~ Sarah Bernhardt
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
~ Marie Curie
Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.
~ Robert Heller
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
If you play it safe in life, you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow anymore.
~ Shirley Hufstedler
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
~ Gloria Pitzer
It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
~ Somerset Maugham
The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
~ John Quincy Adams
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
~ Mark Twain
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
~ Albert Einstein
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
~ Earl Nightingale
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
~ Robert Foster Bennett
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
~ Jerome K. Jerome
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
~ Benjamin Franklin
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~ Nelson Mandela
You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you’d rather be.
~ Dexter Yager
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
~ Calvin Coolidge
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.
~ George Bernard Shaw